40 years of helping children.
40 years of helping children.

Position:  Volunteer Coordinator

Department:  Volunteer Services

Supervisor:  Director of Volunteers & Community Development

Part Time: 3 days (24 hours) per week

Responsibilities:

  1. Determine number of volunteers and skills needed for each department, reception desk coverage, and special events.
  2. Recruit, select, train, and perform background checks on all volunteers. Maintain appropriate files ensuring security clearances, confidentiality statements, timesheets, etc. are on file.
  3. Schedule/assign work and monitor performance of volunteers. Serve as volunteer as needed.
  4. Develop relationships with volunteer staff through ongoing training, recognition, and meaningful opportunities for regular participation.
  5. Represent CARE House at community events as needed.
  6. Assist with Holiday Wishes Program.
  7. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Experience Required: Three months of volunteer experience is required and event planning or volunteer management experience is preferred.

Language Skills: Bilingual language skills are preferred.

Physical Abilities: Must be able to utilize a computer to do data entry

Other Requirements: Requires excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance.  Moderate travel to special events is required.

 

Interested applicants should contact Wendy Gueth with their resumes and a description of their volunteer experience and responsibilities at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted January 2, 2018

Position:  Nurturing Parenting Program Coordinator

Department:  Prevention

Supervisor:  Program Director

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of families for the group.
  2. Complete data collection and required documentation for the program.
  3. Supervise the implementation of the program on site and manage logistics (food, transportation, etc.).
  4. Manage volunteer information – including volunteer group assignment.
  5. Facilitate debrief sessions with volunteers and facilitators after each class.
  6. Complete ordering and managing supplies for the program.
  7. Facilitate parent group as needed.
  1. Provide community referrals as needed to group participants.
  2. File reports based on knowledge or suspicion of abuse, in compliance with the Michigan Child Protection Law.
  3. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in social work or other human services degree.

Experience Required: A minimum of one year experience in facilitating a group, either a discussion group or treatment group. 

Language Skills:  Bilingual language skills are preferred.

Other Requirements: Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  Must have knowledge regarding the dynamics of child abuse, crisis management skills, and knowledge of community resources.  Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance.  Minimal travel to community agencies, training locations, and special events.

Interested applicants should contact Wendy Gueth with their resumes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Posted January 2, 2018

Child abuse doesn't just affect the victim or their family. Its repercussions affect entire communities over multiple generations. It is a community problem which requires a community solution.

For this reason, individuals working in certain professions (school faculty and employees, counselors, doctors, law enforcement, clergy, and more) are required by law to report suspicions of child abuse to the Department of Health and Human Services, and risk facing a fine and/or jail time if they are found to be in noncompliance.

CARE House offers in-person certification training for these mandated reporters and now, thanks to the generosity of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, we are pleased to offer a version of this training online. It takes 20-30 minutes and a certificate will be emailed to you upon completion of the training.

To begin, click here.

If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected in Michigan, call (855) 444-3911. The number is toll free and open to call 24 hours a day.

CARE House Outreach Programs

Child abuse is a topic no one wants to talk about.

It's uncomfortable. It's embarrassing. It draws attention to how vulnerable we are as parents and as communities. But just imagine the impact we could have if we all talked openly about this problem. When we talk about the issue of child abuse and take steps to keep children safe, we can create responsible, proactive communities where there is no place for perpetrators to have access to abuse children.

CARE House believes in its vision to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County.
Through its child abuse prevention education programs, CARE House works to make that vision closer to reality.

Let's talk about it...


For children


Body Safety Training


The Body Safety program empowers children with the knowledge to make decisions concerning their own bodies - that is, to object or tell someone when they feel their boundaries have been violated, especially because the people who abuse them are rarely strangers. Our Body Safety training teaches children that inappropriate acts by adults are never their fault. Children can protect themselves by learning to follow basic safety rules. Once we teach children the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching, we can teach them how to recognize it and then how to act on it.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation Safety


For middle schoolers, raises awareness on what human trafficking is, who it happens to and why.


Online Safety Training


For children ages 9-11, teaches children how to protect personal information, deal with online harassment, recognize risks and report victimization to adults


For adults


Body Safety Training


Stewards of Children


Stewards of Children is designed to introduce the average layperson to the concept of child abuse - how many children are at risk of being abused; how it affects children and families; who perpetrators are - and to teach them how to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse in their regular lives, empowering them to protect the children they see everyday.


For professionals


Childhood Trauma Training


Provides education to individuals preparing to become social workers, teachers and other child care workers on trauma-informed care and its benefits for the health and well-being of children.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Training


Provides a basic overview of what human trafficking is and the effect it has on children, and helps individuals to identify and engage victims


Mandated Reporter Training


Professionals who work with children have been mandated by law to report suspected abuse. There are many categories of mandated reporters, including school personnel, child care workers, medical providers, clergy, law enforcement and social workers. CARE House provides training to these mandated reporters on how to recognize and report child abuse.


For more information, or to schedule a training, contact Miriana Milo at 248.332.7173 ext. 300 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01/02/2018

CARE House of Oakland County is currently accepting applications for an open Nurturing Parenting Program Coordinator position, and an open Volunteer Coordinator position. Interested applicants should send their CVs to Wendy Gueth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [Volunteer Coordinator applicants must include a history of their volunteer experience].

The Body Safety program empowers children with knowledge that gives them the right to make decisions concerning their own bodies, that is, to object or tell someone when they feel their boundaries have been violated, especially because the people who abuse them are hardly ever strangers. Inappropriate acts by adults are never the fault of children.

People who abuse children are rarely strangers and children can protect themselves by learning to follow basic safety rules. Once we teach children what is OK and not OK touching we can teach them how to recognize it and then how to act on it.

Volunteers are placed with a child based on that child's individual needs. Often these children are more comfortable with and trusting of advocates who best understand their cultural needs and can connect with a child on that level.

Overwhelmingly, African-American and Hispanic/Latino children are over-represented in the child welfare system. In fact. African-Americans represent only 15% of the total population, but make up 35% of the children in the foster care system. Of all CASA volunteers, only 12% are African-American.

With more than 50% of the African-American children in need being boys, we have a special need for more men to stand up and be counted as role models in the lives of these future men.

Diversity Recruitment Video

Our need for volunteers is critical, no matter your cultural background. Please consider standing up for a child who needs you most. You can make a difference.

 

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